(2) Multiply that top step by 1.05
(3) Round off to a whole number
(4) Multiply that number by 1.05
(5) Round off to a whole number
(6) Subtract $1

$2,855 x 1.05 (5% increase) = $2,997.75
Round to $2,998
$2,998 x 1.05 (5% increase) = $3,147.90
Round to $3,148
$3,148  $1 = $3,147


Note: "Two steps" is a compound figure. You must always
multiply each step by 1.05 (5%). You cannot multiply by 10%. Also,
be sure you are comparing the maximum salary rate for your class
(and alternate range, if you are in a "deep class"), not
your current salary rate. Staff in the Personnel Management Division
make the final decision that duties, responsibilities, and classifications
are "substantially the same."

